My personal reactions to the Supreme Court decision yesterday have varied, but wherever I find myself at any given moment, I mainly still agree with what Carson Holloway said so well in his post “In Defense of John Roberts,” indeed it is mostly what I would have wanted to have said. I particularly liked this line:
But if you think the mandate is just so obviously beyond the scope of the taxing... More
The majority decision of the Supreme Court today says that it is. Chief Justice Roberts agrees, saying, “Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness”.
But there’s a big problem with that interpretation.
The Obama administration claimed that the mandate penalty was not a tax. The legislation is written in a ... More
The Supreme Court made a foolish decision today, ruling 8-1 that hateful protesters have a right to protest at military funerals. The protesters hail from the Westboro Baptist Church, a name that is only 33% accurate.
At issue is whether these so-called Christians can protest military funerals with signs like “God hates fags” and “Thank God for dead soldiers.”
Writing for... More